Could a Catastrophic Blackout Like the One in Texas Happen in Connecticut?
Lee D. Hoffman, co-chair of Pullman & Comley's Real Estate, Energy, Environmental and Land Use practice, wrote an article for the CT Mirror on the resilience of Connecticut's energy infrastructure and pricing model. While other states like Texas are still recovering from recent winter storms and freezing temperatures which caused about $195 billion in property damage, Connecticut residents don't need to worry about extended statewide blackouts and a similar type of energy crisis.
"Our state has been pushing energy efficiency measures for some time. As a result, we have more efficient HVAC systems, cheaper lighting projects, and a compact fluorescent bulb costs about a quarter of the price in Connecticut compared to some other states," Lee explains.
Read the full article here.